UPDF colonel arrested over spying for Rwanda

Border. A motorist at the Rwandan border in western Uganda early this year. PHOTO BY ROBERT MUHEREZA

What you need to know:

  • Investigators are inquiring into reports that the officer had direct contact with two top Rwandan military officials as CMI operatives widened the net to catch more suspects.
  • Under Section 66 of the UPDF Act, the offence of conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline is broadly defined as “any act, conduct, disorder or neglect to the prejudice of good order and discipline of the army.”

KAMPALA. The Uganda People’s Defence Forces has arrested one of its senior officers to help in the ongoing investigations into allegations of spying for Rwanda.
Highly-placed sources last night said operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), the investigative wing of the Ugandan army, picked up Col Paul Muwonge on Wednesday, last week.

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